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Five suspects charged, held over Nice attack: Prosecutor

Paris - French judges on Thursday charged five suspects who were in contact with truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in the lead-up to the Nice attack that left 84 people dead, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Prosecutors appeal 'shockingly lenient' Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient".

DA: Woman posed as ex's wife, put fantasy rape ads on Craigslist

Fullerton - It is alleged an Ontario, California woman posted rape fantasy ads on Craigslist while she posed as her ex-boyfriend's pregnant wife. Several men took up the offer.

French judges dismiss case against police accused of raping Canadian

Paris - French investigating magistrates have dismissed charges against two elite officers who were sensationally accused of raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters in 2014, judicial sources said Tuesday.

American gets life for quadruple murder in Czech city

Prague - A Czech court handed a life sentence to an American citizen Wednesday for killing four of his relatives and trying to burn their bodies while he was staying with them in 2013.

Mother jailed in Germany for killing four babies

Coburg - A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases was convicted Wednesday of killing four of her babies and handed a 14-year jail sentence.

Russia detains investigators over huge mob boss bribes

Moscow - Russia's security service on Tuesday detained senior investigators on suspicion of taking bribes of up to $1 million from mafia bosses in return for letting their cases drop.

U.K. man jailed after bragging about high-speed chase on Facebook

Cambridge - A man who led police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit through the streets of Cambridge was jailed. After the chase, he bragged about the pursuit on Facebook and even drew a map of the route he took.

South Korean gets 4 years for Tokyo shrine blast

Toukyo - A South Korean man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for detonating a homemade pipe bomb at a controversial Tokyo war shrine.

'Game playing' dispatcher charged in deadly German train crash

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a rail dispatcher accused of causing a train crash in February that killed 12 while playing a mobile phone game on duty.

Taiwan arrests three foreigners in $2.5m ATM cyberheist

Taipei - Taiwan has arrested three foreign suspects over a $2.5 million cyberheist which used malware to hack into a major local bank's ATM network and steal bags of cash, police said Monday.

Pakistan social media star Baloch killed 'by brother'

Muzaffarabad - A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.

IS claims Nice massacre

Birut - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the jihadists said Saturday.

Bill introduced in Congress to make revenge porn a federal crime

Washington - A bill has been introduced in Congress making revenge porn a federal crime. Critics claim the bill is too broad and infringes on First Amendment rights to free speech.

India's 'gold man' beaten to death

Mumbai - An Indian businessman who made headlines in 2013 for purchasing one of the world's most expensive shirts made entirely of gold has been beaten to death in western India, according to a report Friday.

U.S. carries out first execution in more than two months

Washington - Georgiaexecuted a prisoner by lethal injection early Friday, the first US execution in more than two months, ending a pause that reflects a decline in capital punishment.

U.S. sailor gets 30 months in prison for Okinawa rape

Toukyo - A US sailor who raped a Japanese woman on the southern island of Okinawa was Friday sentenced to 30 months in prison, a court said.

Austria jihad recruiter sentenced to 20 years

Vienna - A Muslim preacher at the centre of an Austrian jihad propaganda network was sentenced to 20 years in jail for recruiting young fighters to the Islamic State group.

3 Virginia men livestreaming on Facebook Live shot

Norfolk - Three men were sitting in a car while livestreaming on Facebook Live when suddenly multiple shots rang out. The camera fell to the floor but continued to record for more than an hour.
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